Hidden in Plain Sight
Hidden in Plain Sight (2003)

An insightful examination of the controversial School of the Americas, director John Smihula's Hidden in Plain Sight offers a rare look inside the U.S.-based military training school where such notorious figures as Manuel Noriega… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: November 7, 2003
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V.A. Musetto
New York Post

Anti-Army propaganda rather than a balanced piece of reporting.

Sheri Linden
Hollywood Reporter

A worthy title for cable nets scheduling hard-hitting documentary fare.

Ken Fox
TV Guide

The evidence [Smihula's] well-researched documentary presents -- including on-camera horror stories told by those who claim personal victimization by SOA graduates -- is, to say the least, troubling.

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Dave Kehr
New York Times

[Hidden in Plain Sight] brings together material from several politically engaged films about the government's activity in Latin America, creating a sort of anthology of atrocity.

Maria Garcia
Film Journal International

Won't sway anyone on the right, and for those on the left, in its narrow aim of tripping up General LeMoyne and his ilk, it is frustratingly naive.

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

Hidden in Plain Sight is a hard-hitting documentary about the U.S. Army's School of the Americas.

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Joshua Land
Village Voice


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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

An informative and necessary political documentary.

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Eric Campos
Film Threat

If you're one of those Americans who can't find enough reasons to be pissed off at our government, here's another one for ya.

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